Announcement. RugGear RG540 - smartphone for Mission Critical Push to Talk and Push to Video

Photo Announcement. RugGear RG540 - smartphone for Mission Critical Push to Talk and Push to Video

Another specific smartphone from a manufacturer that rarely reminds of its existence. It's called RugGear RG540. Positioned as a smartphone for MCPTX (MCPTT and MCPTV).

MCPTT stands for Mission Critical Push to Talk. And MCPTV stands for Mission Critical Push to Video. What is MCPTX? Unifying name. Mission Critical Push-to-X.

In the news about the last smartphone from RugGear, I already told about this MCPTT. There is nothing to add, so I'll just copy a piece of text from there with minor changes.

You can read about Mission Critical PTT in Russian, for example, here in this �A rather fresh article (Kommersant). Professional radio that is built on top of traditional mobile (LTE) networks.

  • MCPTT is still Push to Talk. press and speak immediately. Without pauses for dialing, etc.
  • Mission Critical means that here you are not la-la, but everything is serious. Human lives are at stake, etc. Those. such networks can be used by the Ministry of Emergency Situations, security services, etc. In short, everything is tailored for corporate and government clients, and not for hunting tourists.
  • Because we have LTE here, i.e. communication channels are wide and multi-megabit, then MCPTX is not aOnly about voice, but also about the transfer of significant amounts of data. For example, video (MCPTV). But how this is implemented in practice, I have no idea.

I.e. the mobile operator builds a private MCPTT network for the customer based on its mobile network. And RugGear RG540 is a smartphone for working in such a private network. Those. on the one hand, it is still an ordinary classic Android smartphone. But, on the other hand, it has a dedicated push-to-talk button. Plus some special software for all this.

Let's move on to smartphone characteristics�RugGear RG540.

The device is protected. It mentions 100% waterproof (IP68) and MIL-STD-810H (no test passed).

The chipset is Qualcomm QCM6490. We've met him a couple of times. Announced in 2021 and formally considered a chip for the "Internet of Things". I don't have performance statistics. Judging by the characteristics, it is slightly more powerful than the well-known Snapdragon 778G. So in AnTuTu you can wait for half a million parrots - the level is more than solid.

Memory. Everything is good here. 8 ��B operational and 128 GB permanent.

The screen is slightly outdated. Diagonal 6" (93 cm²), resolution 1080x2160 (402 ppi). And no cutouts for cameras.

Suddenly, a very modest battery, only 4400 mAh. And then we somehow relaxed, got used to the fact that since a smartphone is an armored car, then it should have a huge battery. But no, not huge. But removable.

Single chambers. 5 MP front and 48 MP rear. About their quality, of course, it is impossible to say anything yet.

There is support for 5G networks, an NFC module, a sixth Wi-Fi, high-speed Type-C 3.1 and even a barometer��. Apparently, there is no fingerprint scanner.

The speaker is loud. There is a special 16-pin audio connector for connecting specific accessories.

How much RugGear RG540 will cost, I don't know. However, in any case, it is unlikely that you and I are destined to meet it on sale.

RugGear RG540 Key Features:

ScreenS-IPS, 6", 93 cm², 1080x2160, 402 ppi, 60 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareQualcomm QCM6490
2.7 GHz, 1 x Kryo 670 Gold plus (Cortex-A78), 3 x Kryo 670 Gold (Cortex-A78), 4 x Kryo 670 Silver (Cortex-A55), Adreno 643 Memory RAM 8 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD up to 512GB Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile networks5G Bands 1-3,5,7,8,12,20,25,28,30,38,40,41,48,66,71,77-79
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8 ,12-14,17,20,25,26,28-30,38-43,48,66,71
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700), 5(850) , 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) Battery Li-Pol, 4400 mAh, removable Dimensions180 x 84.5 x 19.5 mm Weight420 g Rear camera: 48 MP, flash, autofocus
Front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OSAndroid 12 SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Barometer, Light, NFC USBType-C v3.1

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.